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1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;

2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;

3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.

4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving:

5 For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.

6 If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained.

7 But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness.

8 For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.

9 This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation.

10 For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe.

11 These things command and teach.

12 Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

13 Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.

14 Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.

15 Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.

16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.

 


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Matthew Henry's 1 Timothy Chapter 4 Bible commentary...



Of departures from the faith that began already to appear. (1-5) Several directions, with motives for due discharge of duties. (6-16)1-5 The Holy Spirit, both in the Old and the New Testament, spoke of a general turning from the faith of Christ, and the pure worship of God. This should come during the Christian dispensation, for those are called the latter days. False teachers forbid as evil what God has allowed, and command as a duty what he has left indifferent. We find exercise for watchfulness and self-denial, in attending to the requirements of God's law, without being tasked to imaginary duties, which reject what he has allowed. But nothing justifies an intemperate or improper use of things; and nothing will be good to us, unless we seek by prayer for the Lord's blessing upon it.

6-10 Outward acts of self-denial profit little. What will it avail us to mortify the body, if we do not mortify sin? No diligence in mere outward things could be of much use. The gain of godliness lies much in the promise; and the promises to godly people relate partly to the life that now is, but especially to the life which is to come: though we lose for Christ, we shall not lose by him. If Christ be thus the Saviour of all men, then much more will he be the Rewarder of those who seek and serve him; he will provide well for those whom he has made new creatures.

11-16 Men's youth will not be despised, if they keep from vanities and follies. Those who teach by their doctrine, must teach by their life. Their discourse must be edifying; their conversation must be holy; they must be examples of love to God and all good men, examples of spiritual-mindedness. Ministers must mind these things as their principal work and business. By this means their profiting will appear in all things, as well as to all persons; this is the way to profit in knowledge and grace, and also to profit others. The doctrine of a minister of Christ must be scriptural, clear, evangelical, and practical; well stated, explained, defended, and applied. But these duties leave no leisure for wordly pleasures, trifling visits, or idle conversation, and but little for what is mere amusement, and only ornamental. May every believer be enabled to let his profiting appear unto all men; seeking to experience the power of the gospel in his own soul, and to bring forth its fruits in his life.

 


Recent Comments for 1 Timothy Chapter 4...

 


Jay R's 1 Timothy Chapter 4 comment on 6/10/2014, 8:15am...

Unfortunately religions still exist that forbid to marry and to abstain from meats...they have not still come to the full understanding of the scriptures. As a fact, these instructions instituted by these beliefs have become a pillar in their faith but the crux was that godliness is profitable unto all things. That is through continuous prayer, fasting and meditating on his holy words it will benefit us in the life we live now and the one that is to come.

 


Ranford Stone's 1 Timothy Chapter 4 comment about verse 12 on 6/04/2014, 5:44am...

When you are young it is the best time to start serving the Lord But one have to commited

 


David's 1 Timothy Chapter 4 comment about verse 12 on 5/07/2014, 2:37am...

This is a lesson for all youths.let us not belittle ourselves in the work of god,if timothy did it you can do it.

 


Richard's 1 Timothy Chapter 4 comment on 4/01/2014, 3:30am...

The opening of 1 Timothy 4 discusses the fact that there will be those who come into the faith or leave the faith based on their not believing Jesus 's Gospel of Matthew Mark Luke and John but prefer the occult. We are two exhort others in the understanding of Matthew Mark Luke and John into always remember to give thanksgiving for that which we receive in that it will be sanctified and consecrated by God through our prayers. Receive with Thanksgiving and give with Thanksgiving. A good teacher reminds those whom we are to give thanks to Father God and Jesus Christ. Those who depart from the faith are those who have given heed to doctrines which are not in consolidation with Matthew Mark Luke and John and probably heeds the doctrines of the whisperers who practice occult practices and have purposed this by making their way into the faith in order to destroy the faith. While others have departed because their faith was not strong enough to withstand occult practices and doctrines. individually or collectively we must stand strong in the faith through the words of truth of Jesus of Nazareth, for Jesus is the Christ of our salvation.

 


Moses Johnson's 1 Timothy Chapter 4 comment about verse 10 on 2/17/2014, 11:39pm...

Define both Who is both

 


Kingsley's 1 Timothy Chapter 4 comment about verse 8 on 2/06/2014, 10:57am...

just as physical exercise is profitable to the body in that it helps us remain healthy and strong, so also is spiritual exercise. studying the word, having a deep fellowship with the holy spirit, exercising dominion over the flesh, constant worship, and much more other spiritual exercises not hold promises for the after life, but it is key to enjoying all the promises of God in Christ Jesus here on the earth. "but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come".

 


Pearl LVM's 1 Timothy Chapter 4 comment about verse 12 on 1/30/2014, 5:57am...

In our youth as we've accepted Christ , Man shall not reduce our faith , in our spiritual walk with Him through what He has planned for us. Let be in mind too be like Christ.

 


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1.  What does the Holy Spirit say will happen in the last days?


Many will be saved
Some will depart from the faith
Miracles will occur
Men will see Jesus
Men will pervert the Scriptures


 



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